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by nelsond6
Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: M2 Auto-Leveling
Replies: 68
Views: 24394

Re: M2 Auto-Leveling

Hi guys. I finally attempted this auto bed leveling feature. So far from my limited testing, it seems to work. Here is a video of it in action. https://youtu.be/V33DIzl-81I Sorry about my elementary video editing skills... Like Joe, I had to only modify my z probe offset value. I also just moved the...
by nelsond6
Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: M2 Auto-Leveling
Replies: 68
Views: 24394

Re: M2 Auto-Leveling

Thanks Joe. Can you post a picture of where and how you relocated your z-min micro switch to the bottom of the printer. That's the part that is confusing me. It looks as if Josh is using a optical switch instead of a mechanical one.
-Dan
by nelsond6
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: esun petg
Replies: 420
Views: 86195

Re: esun petg

If you happen to live near a Microcenter store, they are selling PETG for about 25 bucks. I think its just rebranded esun. My local store had the blue on sale for 18 bucks. So far, I have been printing the blue color and my prints have been turning out great. I think I have found a replacement for t...
by nelsond6
Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: M2 Auto-Leveling
Replies: 68
Views: 24394

Re: M2 Auto-Leveling

Joe, does this automatically set your z height then? Any chance you could post a video of the auto-leveling process in action?

-Dan
by nelsond6
Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Model / Object Sharing
Topic: Yet Another MakerGear Tool Holder for the M2
Replies: 8
Views: 3131

Re: Yet Another MakerGear Tool Holder for the M2

Jules, you mention you use a bubble level to check the bed. How does that work? I was under the impression using a bubble level to check the levelness of the bed does nothing as the bed needs to be level to the nozzle, not earth. Anyway, thanks for the tool-holder.

-Dan
by nelsond6
Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: M2 Auto-Leveling
Replies: 68
Views: 24394

Re: M2 Auto-Leveling

This is awesome. One of the things I dread most is leveling the bed as I can never remember which screws do what. I would try this out, but would probably need a little more hand holding.

-Dan
by nelsond6
Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: thread-locking insert for Z-stop screw
Replies: 33
Views: 10333

Re: thread-locking insert for Z-stop screw

sthone wrote:Oh yeah... I have a V4 I forgot I don't have to mess with the z-stop anymore :P (I might just do it to do it now though)

-Steve
Steve, I don't understand why having a V4 stops you from having to mess with the z-stop. Care to explain?

thanks,

-Dan
by nelsond6
Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Does this look infected?
Replies: 10
Views: 2093

Re: Does this look infected?

I was swapping out my hotend with the new v4 and noticed this exact same issue on my drive gear. I was not able to tighten it all the way, but its a little better then before.

-Dan
by nelsond6
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Printing PET+ (banging my head on the table)
Replies: 12
Views: 2691

Re: Printing PET+ (banging my head on the table)

Do yourself a favor and start with Jims black PET+profile that he attached to one of his posts located here. http://forum.makergear.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=65&hilit=PET . It really helped me getting my PET+ to print nicely. I think the only thing I did was up the hotend temp by 5 degrees and turned ...
by nelsond6
Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Print Quality Help
Replies: 8
Views: 2607

Re: Print Quality Help

Hi Keith. Since none of the print masters have chimed in yet, I will try and help you out. I am currently printing with the white MakerGear PLA, so I am not sure if its really different then the red in terms of settings. Can you upload the stl that you are trying to print. Also, it would be helpful ...